Cultivation: They are easy to culture. require
full sun to partial shade with a well-drained soil mix. The plants are
watered and allowed to dry thoroughly before watering again. During the
winter months, the plants enjoy a cold place where the temperature is
dropped to 5-10° C, but hardy to -5° C for short
periods of time if very dry. During this period water only enough
to keep the pads from shriveling.
Propagation: Cuttings taken at any time in the growing season.
Remove a pad from the plant and then leave it in a dry sunny place for a
couple of days to ensure that the base is thoroughly dry and has begun
to callous. Pot up into a porous compost. Very easy, rooting within a
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of Opuntia microdasys.